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Vibe (12/99, p.158) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century127.6522

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Mojo (Publisher) (7/00, p.121) - "...Places [her] in the boudoir blues tradition of other salty mamas such as Bessie Smith, Etta James and Koko Taylor....Dana deserves nothing less."0.77773

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Mojo (Publisher) (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[S]he sang truculent blues, indebted to Bessie Smith, Big Maybelle, Ma Rainey but made unmistakably her own due to an inimitable bark and bawl."0.6805138

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Entertainment Weekly (6/4/93, p.55) - "...McCorkle has such complete (and justified) faith in her material, she can move with aplomb from a slowly rockin' 1920s Bessie Smith number, to a reflective, contemporary Rupert Holmes song, and on to sweet/sad Brazilian jazz..." - Rating: B0.5832976

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JazzTimes (3/96, p.85) - "New Orleans-born vocalist Linda Hopkins belts soulfully in the big voice tradition of Helen Humes, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox....Hopkins delivers with uncanny power and a touch of sass....A first rate example of classic jazz-blues."0.5832976

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CMJ (7/24/00, p.31) - "...[Her] voice and style jump with the blues of Bessie Smith, the verve of Etta James and the upbeat soul of Gladys Knight..."Down Beat (11/00, p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Her perfectly acceptable singing is framed with dressed-up blues and blues-related music by producer Scott Bellington and a team of musicians..."0.4860813

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Rolling Stone (8/5/99, p.67) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...one of several albums from which Evora...has acquired her glittering international reputation..."Entertainment Weekly (3/12/99, p.70) - "...a package of mellifluous Portuguese songs representing the romance of her native Sao Vicente. Evora's gift for conveying vulnerablity across language and culture is astonishing. Like Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, she evokes thoughts of hearts won and lost." - Rating A-Dirty Linen (8-9/99, p.68) - "...glitters with gorgeous and evocative songs of longing and regret....places [Evora's] rich pipes over more traditional acoustic instrumentation..."0.388865

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Rolling Stone (11/11/71, p.54) - "...with CAHOOTS, I have no compunction in saying that the Band is one of the few functioning units in rock worthy of the name auteurs..."Rolling Stone (8/31/00, pp.69-73) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...The added demo of 'Don't Do it' - a funky butt-kicking of Marvin Gaye's 'Baby Don't You Do It' - beats nearly everything on the original LP..."Entertainment Weekly (9/1/00, p.81) - "...These remasterings sound incredibly rich, and each has alternate takes....this is reissuing done right." - Rating: B-Q (10/00, p.139) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Anything containing 'Life Is A Carnival', mind, can't be all bad....Remastered, properly annotated, plus bonus tracks....there's been no better time to get re-acquainted with this quintessential American music..."No Depression (9-10/00, pp.102-3) - "...Benefits from the remastering job....as it is sweetened with an unreleased version of 'Endless Highway'....gratifying..."Mojo (Publisher) (10/00, p.126) - "...Improves on the original digital transfers, clarifying significant details without homogenizing the overall sound. The addition of bonus tracks, of varying interest, will please some..."0.248457

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Rolling Stone (No. 984, p.158) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...The group's devotees will find much to enjoy on this set, and their pleasures won't be limited to the thirty-seven previously unreleased tracks and film clips...."Mojo (Publisher) (p.124) - 4 stars out of 5 - "A lot of great music...CD1 is the most remarkable: 25 songs plotting their transformation from Nuggetsy rock, via R&B, Dylan's band, folk rock and gospel, to that unmistakable Band sound."0.1086999

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Entertainment Weekly (11/16/01, p.136) - "...A stripped-to-the-bone, primer to some of the most vital music of the 20th century..." - Rating: B+Down Beat (May 2002, p.58) - 4 out of 5 stars - "...An impressive collection, telling America's story quite accurately via context and song..."Mojo (Publisher) (7/02, p.117) - "...Features most of the genres key players and seminal songs...plus some archival rarities and some new traditionalist songs..."0.09317137

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Q (Magazine) (p.133) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Smith's funky Hammond organ still sounds killer, his ecstatic fusion of R&B and jazz with bluesy gospel a whip-smart invention."0.3511947

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Uncut (p.89) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "This mesmerising set by several ANTHOLOGY figures, plus Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Maybelle Carter and others, brings the gravity of the moment home."Dirty Linen (p.67) - "The performances are inspiring, and the sound quality is superb....The first disc includes a genre-and color-line-busting banjo and vocal performance of 'The Country Blues' by Boggs."No Depression (p.77) - "As the collection's subtitle implies, the folk revival starts here. The people whose applause you hear were touched in many ways by hearing these performances."Mojo (Publisher) (p.105) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "The 55 tracks, each of them fabulous, together add up to a collection almost as powerful as the Harry Smith ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC box."0.1801798

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Rolling Stone (10/15/93, p.76) - 5 Stars - Classic - "...[THE GREAT GOSPEL WOMEN] provides posthumouus recognition for innovators of superior achievement..."0.1026997

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